Behaviour Problems

Common Feline Behaviour Problems

Sometimes our cats can develop behaviours that become a problem, impacting on the home environment and making owning that pet less enjoyable, even stressful.

The behaviour may actually be quite normal for the cat but, due to the circumstances, it is deemed inappropriate by the owner. For example, it is quite normal for cats to mark their territories by spraying in the garden.

However, that spray behaviour becomes unacceptable if the cat does it in the home. In some circumstances, the cat may actually be suffering due to the behaviour.

The role of CAT-astrophes is to advise the owners about how best to deal with and address these problem behaviours.

Aggression towards people

Aggression towards other cats

Destructive Behaviour

Litter box problems

  • Aversion to the litter box
  • Location aversion
  • Substrate preferences
  • Litter box ratio
  • Multi-cat households and litter boxes

Digging in the garden

CAT-astrophes can assist you with:

  • Spraying in the house
  • Inappropriate toiletting
  • House training issues
  • Aggression towards people
  • Aggression in multi-cat households
  • Aggression towards other household pets
  • Nervousness
  • Over-grooming
  • Excessive vocalisation
  • Scratching carpets and furniture
  • Inappropriate play
  • Under or over attachment
  • Fear-based behaviours
  • Adjustment problems (new home, new pet, new baby, indoor transition, etc.)

In addition to Behaviour Consultations, CAT-astrophes can also help with:

  • Environmental enrichment (especially to aid Weight Management)
  • How to introduce a new pet
  • Advice for new cat owners
  • Kitten socialisation
  • Preparing your cat for a move to a new home
  • Preparing your cat before the arrival of a new baby

Kim Houston BSc (Hons), PG DIP (AS) CABC, CCAB

Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist

The Feline Specialist

About Kim